Register, book hotel soon to bring colleague for $100

The 2017 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference kicks off in less than seven weeks at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Register today to join us Oct. 8-11!
Here are six things you don't want to miss: 
1. Bring your colleague for only $100
We want you and your colleague to attend our conference! If you register and book your hotel room for at least three nights, then your colleague can register for only $100. Email ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at to receive a promo code for this deal, which expires Sept. 16.  
2. State department briefing (separate registration required)
Join us for a special briefing at the U.S. Department of State, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, during the final day of the conference.
This annual event, organized by ASNE's Opinion Committee, gives attendees an around-the-world tour in one day as journalists meet with diplomats responsible for U.S. policy around the globe. Space is limited, and the first few people to register can take advantage of a $200 travel stipend reimbursable (with valid receipts) after the conference. Travel may include airfare, baggage fees, transportation fees and/or mileage. Registration is $13 and comes with a box lunch.
3. Awards ceremony 
From life-saving public service journalism to gripping news reporting to compelling storytelling, last year brought out the best in our industry. With an expanding toolkit to reach new audiences, news organizations across the country embraced change and innovation while valiantly continuing the fight to preserve and protect the First Amendment principles that are our foundation. Come celebrate and honor the winners of the ASNE and APME awards from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10!
4. Let's party!
Join us for our opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Smithsonian's National Zoo! We will be in the Amazonia Habitat and Amazonia Science Gallery, where you will get to meet Amazon rainforest animals. There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar (CASH ONLY). 
Joe Hockey
Also, join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, for a reception at the residence of Joe Hockey, Australian ambassador to the United States. We will have cocktails, snacks and some quality time for a Q&A and other fun, engaging conversations. This stand-up reception is open on a first-come, first-served basis to those who are registered and made a hotel reservation for the conference.  
5. Interactive conference schedule available
Our conference schedule is live! It is being updated daily, so check back often. This interactive, fully responsive schedule is easy to navigate through a number of sessions and events we have planned for you. You can also check out who the speakers/panelists are and get to know them in advance. 
The program is planned and organized by ASNE-APME Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs Mark Russell, ASNE board member and executive editor of The Memphis Commercial Appeal, and Mark Baldwin, APME executive committee member and executive editor of the Rockford (Illinois) Register Star.
6. Pre-conference workshops on community engagement and Knight Foundation's update on the "Table Stakes" project

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, the first workshop will 
address the role of community engagement for news organizations and how to build trust with their audiences and communities. Best practices and examples of community engagement will be incorporated. Attendees will emerge from the workshop better equipped to engage readers and strengthen trust in quality journalism.
From 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, the second workshop will provide an update on Knight Foundation's "Table Stakes" project and present newsrooms of innovation and culture that are best for the 21st century.
Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, both workshops are free to those who are registered to attend the conference. Those who would like to attend just the workshops can sign up for only $75.
Click below for information on how to register for the conference, workshops and the Oct. 10 reception and to book your hotel room.